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  1. Research

    Prosthetic joint infection development of an evidence-based diagnostic algorithm

    Increasing rates of prosthetic joint infection (PJI) have presented challenges for general practitioners, orthopedic surgeons and the health care system in the recent years. The diagnosis of PJI is complex; mu...

    Heinrich M. L. Mühlhofer, Florian Pohlig, Karl-Georg Kanz, Ulrich Lenze, Florian Lenze, Andreas Toepfer, Sarah Kelch, Norbert Harrasser, Rüdiger von Eisenhart-Rothe and Johannes Schauwecker

    European Journal of Medical Research 2017 22:8

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  2. Case report

    Two cases of perivascular epithelioid cell tumor of the uterus: clinical, radiological and pathological diagnostic challenge

    Perivascular epithelioid cell tumor (PEComa) is a rare subtype of mesenchymal origin tumor composed of epithelioid cells which exhibits immunohistochemical co-expressions of melanocytic markers and smooth musc...

    Byung Su Kwon, Dong Soo Suh, Nam Kyung Lee, Yong Jung Song, Kyung Un Choi and Ki Hyung Kim

    European Journal of Medical Research 2017 22:7

    Published on: 7 March 2017

  3. Research

    Diagnostic accuracy of arthroscopic biopsy in periprosthetic infections of the hip

    Diagnosis of a low-grade periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) prior to revision surgery can be challenging, despite paramount importance for further treatment. Arthroscopic biopsy of synovial and periprostheti...

    Florian Pohlig, Heinrich M. L. Mühlhofer, Ulrich Lenze, Florian W. Lenze, Christian Suren, Norbert Harrasser, Rüdiger von Eisenhart-Rothe and Johannes Schauwecker

    European Journal of Medical Research 2017 22:6

    Published on: 4 March 2017

  4. Research

    Left innominate vein stenosis in an asymptomatic population: a retrospective analysis of 212 cases

    Although left innominate vein (LIV) stenosis has been demonstrated to be attributed to compression by adjacent anatomical structures, most of the studies are focusing on hemodialysis patients with clinical sym...

    Xiangjiang Guo, Yaxue Shi, Hui Xie, Lan Zhang, Guanhua Xue, Leyi Gu, Changning Hao, Shuofei Yang and Kejia Kan

    European Journal of Medical Research 2017 22:3

    Published on: 23 January 2017

  5. Research

    The level of free circulating mitochondrial DNA in blood as predictor of death in case of acute coronary syndrome

    The efficacy of treating acute myocardial ischemic damages depends, to a large extent, on the development of technologies for predicting their course and outcome. The aim of this paper was to explore whether i...

    Nikolay P. Sudakov, Konstantin A. Apartsin, Svetlana A. Lepekhova, Sergey B. Nikiforov, Alexander I. Katyshev, Galina I. Lifshits, Anna V. Vybivantseva and Yuri M. Konstantinov

    European Journal of Medical Research 2017 22:1

    Published on: 3 January 2017

  6. Research

    The need for maximal sterile barrier precaution in routine interventional coronary procedures; microbiology analysis

    Maximal sterile barrier precautions (MSBP) including head coverings and face masks are advocated for use in invasive procedures, including coronary interventions. The rationale for MSBP assumes it is an obliga...

    Avi Peretz, Fabio Kuzniec, Diab Ganem, Nabeeh Salman, Dahud Qarawani and Offer Amir

    European Journal of Medical Research 2016 21:45

    Published on: 10 November 2016

  7. Research

    Is it time to rebalance the case mix? A portfolio analysis of direct catheterization laboratory costs over a 5-year period

    Cardiac catheterization laboratories (CLL) have continued to function as profit centers for hospitals. Due to a high percentage of material and labor costs, they are natural targets for process improvement. Ou...

    Gunnar Plehn, Thomas Butz, Petra Maagh, Ahmet Oernek, Axel Meissner and Natalie Plehn

    European Journal of Medical Research 2016 21:44

    Published on: 3 November 2016

  8. Research

    C5aR inhibition in the early inflammatory phase does not affect bone regeneration in a model of uneventful fracture healing

    Recent studies were able to demonstrate involvement of the complement cascade in bone biology. Further studies analyzed the role of complement in traumatic injuries and demonstrated negative effects after exce...

    Christian Ehrnthaller, Markus Huber-Lang, Anna Kovtun, Anna Elise Rapp, Julia Kemmler, Florian Gebhard and Anita Ignatius

    European Journal of Medical Research 2016 21:42

    Published on: 26 October 2016

  9. Research

    Incidence of left atrial abnormalities under treatment with dabigatran, rivaroxaban, and vitamin K antagonists

    Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) such as dabigatran or rivaroxaban are alternatives to vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) for prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with atrial fi...

    Stefan Reers, Tolga Agdirlioglu, Michael Kellner, Matthias Borowski, Holger Thiele, Johannes Waltenberger and Michael Reppel

    European Journal of Medical Research 2016 21:41

    Published on: 21 October 2016

  10. Case report

    Long term disease free survival with multimodal therapy in small cell bladder cancer

    Small cell bladder cancer (SCBC) is an aggressive subtype accounting for less than 1 % of all bladder malignancies associated with rapid progression, early metastases formation and high mortality rates.

    Isabel Heidegger, Gennadi Tulchiner, Georg Schäfer, Wolfgang Horninger and Renate Pichler

    European Journal of Medical Research 2016 21:40

    Published on: 13 October 2016

  11. Research

    Resuscitation with polymeric plasma substitutes is permissive for systemic inflammatory response syndrome and sepsis in multiply injured patients: a retrospective cohort study

    Multiple trauma is often accompanied by systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of polymeric plasma substitutes on the development of SIRS or sepsis.

    Kai Sprengel, Hanspeter Simmen, Clément M. L. Werner, Simon Sulser, Michael Plecko, Catharina Keller and Ladislav Mica

    European Journal of Medical Research 2016 21:39

    Published on: 13 October 2016

  12. Research

    Cytokine and human leukocyte antigen (HLA) profile for graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after organ transplantation

    Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after liver and kidney transplantation has high mortality and causes diagnostic challenges. This study aims to describe the cytokine and human leukocyte antigen (HLA) profile i...

    Xinhua Chen, Xueqin Meng, Yuning Xu, Haiyang Xie, Shengyong Yin, Hongchun Li, Liming Wu and Shusen Zheng

    European Journal of Medical Research 2016 21:38

    Published on: 12 October 2016

  13. Research

    The impact of mild induced hypothermia on the rate of transfusion and the mortality in severely injured patients: a retrospective multi-centre study

    Although under discussion, induced hypothermia (IH) is an established therapy for patients with cardiac arrest or traumatic brain injuries. The influences on coagulopathy and bleeding tendency in severely inju...

    Kai Oliver Jensen, Leonhard Held, Andrea Kraus, Frank Hildebrand, Philipp Mommsen, Ladislav Mica, Guido A. Wanner, Peter Steiger, Rudolf M. Moos, Hans-Peter Simmen and Kai Sprengel

    European Journal of Medical Research 2016 21:37

    Published on: 6 October 2016

  14. Case report

    Pseudoaneurysm of the anterior tibial artery after interlocking tibial nailing: an unexpected complication

    Anterior tibial pseudoaneurysm is a rare complication after interlocking screw insertion in tibial nailing. We present the case of a 28-year-old male patient with this complication with a 6-week delay after ti...

    F. Greve, M. Crönlein, M. Beirer, C. Kirchhoff, P. Biberthaler and K. F. Braun

    European Journal of Medical Research 2016 21:36

    Published on: 29 September 2016

  15. Research

    Unplanned readmissions in younger and older adult patients: the role of healthcare-related adverse events

    Readmissions are a burden for patients and increase healthcare costs. In Europe, factors associated with readmissions have not yet been extensively investigated. This study aimed to discover factors associated...

    Fabienne J. H. Magdelijns, Larissa Schepers, Evelien Pijpers, Coen D. A. Stehouwer and Patricia M. Stassen

    European Journal of Medical Research 2016 21:35

    Published on: 15 September 2016

  16. Research

    Molecular analysis of the CTSK gene in a cohort of 33 Brazilian families with pycnodysostosis from a cluster in a Brazilian Northeast region

    Pycnodysostosis is an autosomal recessive skeletal dysplasia, the prevalence of which is estimated to be low (1 per million). Nevertheless, in recent years we have found 27 affected individuals from 22 familie...

    Thaís Fenz Araujo, Erlane Marques Ribeiro, Anderson Pontes Arruda, Carolina Araujo Moreno, Paula Frassinetti Vasconcelos de Medeiros, Renata Moldenhauer Minillo, Débora Gusmão Melo, Chong Ae Kim, Maria Juliana Rodovalho Doriqui, Têmis Maria Felix, Rodrigo Ambrosio Fock and Denise Pontes Cavalcanti

    European Journal of Medical Research 2016 21:33

    Published on: 24 August 2016

  17. Research

    Waiting time for radiation therapy after breast-conserving surgery in early breast cancer: a retrospective analysis of local relapse and distant metastases in 615 patients

    Postoperative radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery (BCS) is the standard in the management of breast cancer. The optimal timing for starting postoperative radiation therapy has not yet been well define...

    Raffaella Caponio, Maria Paola Ciliberti, Giusi Graziano, Rocco Necchia, Giovanni Scognamillo, Antonio Pascali, Sabino Bonaduce, Anna Milella, Gabriele Matichecchia, Cristian Cristofaro, Davide Di Fatta, Pasquale Tamborra and Marco Lioce

    European Journal of Medical Research 2016 21:32

    Published on: 11 August 2016

  18. Review

    Stem cell procedures in arthroscopic surgery

    The stem cell as the building block necessary for tissue reparation and homeostasis plays a major role in regenerative medicine. Their unique property of being pluripotent, able to control immune process and e...

    Felix Dyrna, Elmar Herbst, Alexander Hoberman, Andreas B. Imhoff and Andreas Schmitt

    European Journal of Medical Research 2016 21:29

    Published on: 13 July 2016

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